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Wow! It’s wet out there! Here’s to some sunshine in our near future to dry things up a bit.

Thank you for supporting local farmers in all kinds of weather!

To learn more about how you can get to know your farmers better, or get involved with our educational programs, visit our other website at augustalocallygrown.org.

Cheers!
Kim

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We’re putting our summer gardening schedule in place and volunteers are welcome! If you or your loved ones are looking for some meaningful work (and service hours!) please consider committing to Augusta Locally Grown this June and July.

Here are some ways you can help::

  • Icebox Urban Farm – commit to help weed and water at this teaching garden on a weekly basis on the morning of your choice.
  • Vineyard Giving Farm – commit to help weed and water at this teaching garden on a weekly basis on the morning of your choice.
  • Veggie Park Farmers Market – commit to create and run kids activities at the market on a weekly basis, Tuesdays, 4pm-7pm.
  • FVRX – health care professional, commit to help with the clinical side of our Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program once per month, Tuesdays, 4pm-7pm.

Text Kim to get involved! 706-288-7895.

And as always, thank you for helping to create a better local food system throughout Augusta.

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These rains, what a blessing. And so is your support of local farmers.

Happy, healthy eating!

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Get out on a farm this spring & summer! We at ALG are looking forward to three farm events coming up soon:

Sat, May 19 – Yoga Retreat at White Hills Farm
This all day event will include morning and afternoon yoga sessions, a spa product workshop, farm tour, Q&A sessions with our yoga instructor, Carrie Anne, of Carry Om Yoga, LLC and a very delicious vegetarian lunch catered by Chef Megan of Creative Cuisine Chef Megan. All levels of yoga are welcome- including beginners! $100 per person. Call Amy for more info, questions, or to confirm your registration: 706-595-5081.

Sunday, May 20 – Spring Farm Tour & Strawberry Fun at Clydes Fresh Produce
Join farmers Lela and Clyde Foster at Clyde’s Fresh Produce in Grovetown for their annual spring farm tour, just in time for strawberry season. Take a hay ride, see the farm, and buy from their farm stand. No charge for entry. For an extra bonus this berry season, EAT Local will feature a strawberry crepe making activity .. $5/person. Hours are 2pm-5pm. 5301 Meadowlark Lane, Grovetown, GA.

Sun, June 24 – Blueberry Picking at Herb N Berries
Augusta Locally Grown will sponsor a day of blueberry picking at Herb N Berries farm in Montmorenci, SC, not far from Aiken, SC. Come as early as 7:30am, and as late as 11:3am; we don’t recommend you wait until the heat sets in! We’ll be doing a blueberry cooking demo too! Blueberries cost $3/pound. Address is 148 Keeper Lane, Montmorenci, SC. No reservations required, but if you’d like more information, contact Kim at 706-288-7895.

For more information about all our events and educational programs, sign up for our newsletter at www.augustalocallygrown.org.

Cheers!
Kim

OOPS! ONE DAY EARLY!


Oops! I was one day too early! Sorry about that y’all! We’ll open the market at the regular time tomorrow, Friday!
Cheers!
Kim

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Get out on a farm this spring & summer! We at ALG are looking forward to three farm events coming up soon:

Sat, May 19 – Yoga Retreat at White Hills Farm
This all day event will include morning and afternoon yoga sessions, a spa product workshop, farm tour, Q&A sessions with our yoga instructor, Carrie Anne, of Carry Om Yoga, LLC and a very delicious vegetarian lunch catered by Chef Megan of Creative Cuisine Chef Megan. All levels of yoga are welcome- including beginners! $100 per person. Call Amy for more info, questions, or to confirm your registration: 706-595-5081.

Sunday, May 20 – Spring Farm Tour & Strawberry Fun at Clydes Fresh Produce
Join farmers Lela and Clyde Foster at Clyde’s Fresh Produce in Grovetown for their annual spring farm tour, just in time for strawberry season. Take a hay ride, see the farm, and buy from their farm stand. No charge for entry. For an extra bonus this berry season, EAT Local will feature a strawberry crepe making activity/$5 person. Hours are 2pm-5pm. 5301 Meadowlark Lane, Grovetown, GA.

Sun, June 24 – Blueberry Picking at Herb N Berries
Augusta Locally Grown will sponsor a day of blueberry picking at Herb N Berries farm in Montmorenci, SC, not far from Aiken, SC. Come as early as 7:30am, and as late as 11:3am; we don’t recommend you wait until the heat sets in! We’ll be doing a blueberry cooking demo too! Blueberries cost $3/pound. Address is 148 Keeper Lane, Montmorenci, SC. No reservations required, but if you’d like more information, contact Kim at 706-288-7895.

For more information about all our events and educational programs, sign up for our newsletter at augustalocallygrown.org.

Cheers!
Kim

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND:
Text Kim if you can commit! 706-288-7895

FRUIT & VEGETABLE PRESCRIPTION PROGRAM DATA MANAGER – We seek an organized, upbeat adult volunteer to coordinate our FVRX data during clinic visits for our 40 participants. This commitment is every Tuesday, 4:45-7p at Harrisburg Family Healthcare in Augusta. May-Oct. Play a crucial part of the 4th year of this uniquely effective healthcare intervention that also supports local farmers!! You’ll be working with a wonderful team of volunteer clinicians and medical students. Located at 243 Crawford Ave, Augusta.

ICEBOX URBAN FARM TEACHING GARDEN SUPPORT – We seek an outdoor-hardy adult volunteer with gardening experience this summer to help keep our teaching gardens at Icebox Urban Farm watered, mulched and loved. Ideally you’d work with us on Monday morning and or Wednesday evenings but if weekends are better for you, we’re flexible! Located at 1736 Fenwick Street, Augusta.

VOLUNTEER MANAGER – We seek an organized people person who can help coordinate our volunteer work days this summer. You can do the organizing from home; we also ask that you commit to help with one Sat morning event each month. Your role would be to recruit other volunteers, create and manage a volunteer tracking system and keep everyone in the loop!

Yes! We are building a better local food system ! Together!

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Springtime eating is glorious in Georgia as a hardy weave of cold-weather and warm-weather crops grace our tables. See you at the markets!

For more info on our springtime activities visit augustalocallygrown.org.

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There are still a few tickets left for our Three Farm Tour on Sunday, April 22! Chef Charleen has announced the menu!

FIRST COURSE!
Spinach soup with poached eggs and cheese at Radiant Acres Farm in Waynesboro.

SECOND COURSE:
Salad with andouille sausage croutons and loads of other fixings at Fisheads in Sardis.

THIRD COURSE:
Madelines with peach ice cream at Newton Family Farm in Millen.

Order today!

Cheers!
Kim

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Yoga anyone? Yep! Local farms are adding health & wellness experiences to the mix by partnering with experienced instructors:

YoBAA for the Stiff Skeptic
(yoga + baby lambs)
Location; Jessye Norman School of Arts, Augusta
Farmer: Susannah of BellaLuna Sheep & Wool
Date: April 21
Tickets: available through Jessye Norman
Website: jessyenormanschool.org

Full Day Yoga Retreat
(yoga + lavender farm)
Location: White Hills Farm, Dearing
Farmer: Amy & Patrick Sutter
Date: May 19
Tickets: available through ALG Online Market
Website: whitehillsfarm.us